Legal Assistant- Criminal Defense

Criminal Defense Legal Assistant with 1+ years of experiencer needed for close-knit, family like team! Great Culture, Family and Pet Friendly!

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A bit about us:

A Growing Premier Litigation Firm with Multiple Offices, that has a family like atmosphere

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Job Details

Job Details:

Are you passionate about criminal law and have a keen eye for detail? We are seeking a dynamic and dedicated Legal Assistant to join our Criminal Defense team. This position is an exceptional opportunity to be a part of a collaborative team, working on various high-profile cases. The ideal candidate will have a strong understanding of criminal law and criminal defense, with a minimum of 2+ years of experience in a similar role. This position requires a high degree of professionalism, organization, and confidentiality. This position is 100% in office.

Responsibilities:

As a Legal Assistant in our Criminal Defense team, your responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

1. Assisting attorneys in preparing for trials and court proceedings.
2. Drafting legal documents including pleadings, discovery requests, and responses.
3. Managing attorney calendars, scheduling meetings, depositions, and court dates.
4. Preparing and filing court documents in a timely manner.
5. Conducting legal research and summarizing findings for attorneys.
6. Maintaining case files and legal correspondence in an organized manner.
7. Communicating with clients, witnesses, court personnel, and other law firms.
8. Assisting with client intake and maintaining client confidentiality.
9. Providing administrative support to attorneys, including handling phone calls, emails, and other correspondence.

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate for the Legal Assistant- Criminal Defense position will possess the following qualifications:

1. A minimum of 1+ years of experience as a Legal Assistant, preferably in criminal law.
2. A strong understanding of criminal law and criminal defense procedures.
3. Proficiency in drafting legal documents, pleadings, and discovery.
4. Experience with calendaring and scheduling for attorneys.
5. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook).
6. Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
7. Ability to handle and prioritize multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment.
8. Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
9. Experience in preparing and filing court documents.
10. Ability to maintain confidentiality and handle sensitive information with discretion.

If you are a motivated and organized individual who thrives in a fast-paced environment, we would love to hear from you. This is an excellent opportunity to grow your career in the legal industry and contribute to a team that is dedicated to providing exceptional legal services.
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Job Details
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Location
Lawrence, KS
Job Type
Permanent
Compensation
$50,000 - $57,000